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Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter  

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Planet Waves

The ultimate restringing tool.

The Planet Waves Pro-Winder is a patented high-quality peg winder with a built-in string clipper. Ergonomically designed with hardened tool-steel wire cutters. The Pro-Winder enables you to change strings with just a single tool. Easy and comfortable to use. Unconditionally guaranteed.


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Planet WavesPro-Winder String Winder/Cutter
 
4.4

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (30)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Good quality (27)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty good, overall

I used this for the first time yesterday. I had just bought it recently. The overall construction probably could be better, although it is probably OK.

The quick string winding...Read complete review

I used this for the first time yesterday. I had just bought it recently. The overall construction probably could be better, although it is probably OK.

The quick string winding aspect of it works very well and the string cutter does work. The cutting action doesn't feel very precise, but the cutting edges did cut through the strings pretty well. I don't know how long the cutting edges will stay sharp.

I do recommend having a pair of needlenose pliers handy to use along with this tool, because I always pull the string ends tight to take up slack with needlenose pliers during the winding process.

I have to tell you that the opening in the bridge pin puller part of the tool doesn't fit a Martin bridge pin on my HD-28 Martin guitar. The opening in the tool is too small. However, if you tilt the tool sideways to the bridge pin and pry, then you might be able to pop the bridge pin out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pictorial Deception

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle...Read complete review

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle with scallops in the side of it which weaken it even more. Notice the one in the picture has no scallops. Instead of the cutter being made of fine tool steel, as it appears in the photograph, it is constructed of stamped sheet metal with a high chromium content. This means the tool will wear out rather quickly. In conclusion, this tool would only be good for a couple of years at best before it would have to be replaced. Planet Waves claims it has a lifetime warranty, but I'm sure they don't honor that warranty. If they did, they'd lose too much money. This device was never designed to last a lifetime. This will become immediately apparent when you take it out of the box. Overall, a huge let down. I would have paid twice the price if it had been constructed as shown in the photograph.

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5.0

A "must have" guitar tool!

By ColsTiger

from Columbus, GA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

    An ingenious and indispensable tool for any guitar player.

    The one constant of playing guitars is that your strings are going to corrode, break, or lose their brightness. Having good string changing tools in your gig bag are necessary whether you're playing in local gigs or just weekend stringpulls.

    The Pro-winder string winder/cutter not only winds your tuning pegs and cuts your extra string ends off, it also includes a handy bridge pin puller so you don't scratch up your bridge with a butter knife or a set of needle-nosed pliers.

    For the price, everyone should own one.

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    4.0

    Pretty good, overall

    By FlatPicker

    from Springfield, OR

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Too Small For Bridge Pins

    Best Uses

      Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

      I used this for the first time yesterday. I had just bought it recently. The overall construction probably could be better, although it is probably OK.

      The quick string winding aspect of it works very well and the string cutter does work. The cutting action doesn't feel very precise, but the cutting edges did cut through the strings pretty well. I don't know how long the cutting edges will stay sharp.

      I do recommend having a pair of needlenose pliers handy to use along with this tool, because I always pull the string ends tight to take up slack with needlenose pliers during the winding process.

      I have to tell you that the opening in the bridge pin puller part of the tool doesn't fit a Martin bridge pin on my HD-28 Martin guitar. The opening in the tool is too small. However, if you tilt the tool sideways to the bridge pin and pry, then you might be able to pop the bridge pin out.

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      5.0

      Good product

      By Rick

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        Good product.. performs well as described.

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        5.0

        pro-winder works for me.

        By Abe

        from momtana

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Works great

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

            works great. windes strings fast. cut strings very well. should of got one years ago.

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            4.0

            Works just fine

            By LongShot

            from New Mexico

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Complete
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Changing Complete Set

            Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

            This tool does exactly what it was intended to do - quickly loosen and tighten strings, remove bridge pegs with no marking, and cut off excess. And the price is great!

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            5.0

            Great Deal!

            By Acoustic 1

            from Chicago, IL

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

              It works for all of it's intended uses and has a sturdy, sound construction. The plastic parts are a rigid and of functional quality.

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              5.0

              Decent tool for Stringing a Guitar

              By TG Hoffman

              from Kansas

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              Pros

              • Built In Cutter
              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Simple to use

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Restringing A Guitar

              Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

              Does what it is supposed to do. Easy to use and, made sturdy enough to last if used properly.

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              5.0

              Works Like A Charm

              By His Majesty Kong

              from San Diego, CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Saves Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                  I have been meaning to by a peg winder for the better part of 15 years now. I now have 9 guitars at last count. I figured it was time to bite the bullet and grab one. I wasn't expecting much, but this product definitely works as it should. The peg winder did its job. When it was time to cut the excess strings, I thought to myself "Yeah right, there is no way this is going to work.". To my suprise it cut the strings effortlessly. Like really effortlessly, better than my usual wire cutters. If you are looking for an all in one tool that will actually save you time and work as it should.... this is the product for you.

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                  3.0

                  Useful Cutter/ Not Useful Winder

                  By singinmusicmike

                  from Waldorf, MD

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                    This was my first time using this particular tool. There are 2 functions to it: string winder and wire cutter.

                    I found the winder a little challenging to use. I believe that it was why one of my mandolin strings broke when I was installing it. I will probably not use this function of the tool again.

                    However, the wire cutter did exactly what it was supposed to do. I bought this tool for this reason. I will always use it to cut my strings when installing them.

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                    5.0

                    Just Perfect!

                    By Thomas S.

                    from Las Vegas

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                      This is Exactly what you need. The string cutter, and pin puller for acoustics are a nice touch. All in one neat little and inexpensive tool. I'm not sure why some reviewers complained about it "wobbling." As various guitar manufacturers have somewhat different sized tuners on the headstock this was an obvious design choice to fit most if not all guitars. I'll highly recommend this neat little tool.

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